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stanford sailing coach.... fired on the same day he pleads guilty in a massive college admissions scam.john vandoemoer charged with taking hundreds of thousands of dollars... in exchange for reccomending prospective students for admission. (terisa) the scandal streching far beyond palo alto. dozens of individuals charged with carrying out a nationwide scheme to help students gain admission to top colleges and universities... including u-c-l-a and u-s-c. (terisa) thank you for joining us. i'm terisa estacio in tonight for pam moore. (ken) and i'm ken wayne. wealthy parents, hollywood stars, ceos, elite college coaches, and college prep executives are just some of the individuals accused tonight. several defendants appeared in federal court today as all the pieces of this elaborate conspiracy come to light. (ken) kron 4's dan kerman is live in the newsroom with latest on this developing story. dan?
(terisa)our team coverage of this story continues.... william rick singer, the man accused of running the college bribery scheme... spent several years in sacramento before moving to newport beach last year.as capitol bureau reporter ashley zavala explains now.... neighbors say singer was rarely at home... and when he was... he kept to himself. ((pkg)) trt 1:08(nats-)the man at the center of a college admissions bribery scandal now at the center of cameras and questions outside of a federal court house.william rick singer pleaded guilty tuesday to charges including racketeering, money laundering, fraud and obstruction of justice. "no comment"federal authorities say he ran the biggest college admissions scam ever prosecuted by the u.s. justice department."between 2011 and 2018 wealthy parents paid singer about $25 million total
to gurantee their children's admissions elite schools including yale, georgetown, stanford, usc, university of texas, ucla and wake forest." singer started the college counseling business in sacramento, where he lived for decades before moving to newport beach.former neighbors of his throughout sacramento did not want to go on camera tuesday. singer's foundation, the key worldwide, has a sacramento-based telephone number... which went unanswered when we tried calling.((nats the mail box belonging to rick singer is full)) (ken) that was ashley zavala reporting. and tonight there are a lot of questions about why parents would put their ... and their children's... reputations at risk to carry out these kinds of scams. earlier today.... call state east bay co-director of sports and social justice matthew atencio
spoke to "kron on" about the immense pressure felt by parents to give their children any advantage they can. (ken) you can see more interviews like this on our new app-- kron-on. it is the bay area's only live, local news streaming... 24/7 commercial- free service. download it today from the app store ... right now
kron is offering a free one week trial. (ken) and we have much more on this story coming up at 6:30... including more details surrounding the charges facing now áformer stanford sailing coach... john vandemoer. (tes/tele vo)our other big story tonight. repercussions are likely following the bombshell revelations about a man arrested in connection with the slaying of a south san jose woman last month. as kron four's rob fladeboe reports now, the suspect is an undocumented immigrant, has been deported numerous times, and has a long criminal history. chief eddie garcia/san jose police "...we will go to the end of the earth to catch a killer like this..." san jose police chief eddie garcia on tuesday talking about this man.24 year old carlos eduardo arevalo carranza, who was arrested and charged in the brutal slaying of 59-year old bambi larsen. chief eddie garcia "....carlos carranza stalked his victim and her neighborhood, he is a transient know to camp in the area and is a self-admitted gang member..."a memorial grows outside the home of
bambi larson here on knollfield way. surveullance video shows a man police believe is carranza walking past larson's home both before and after the crime. salvadorian national, carranza has a long rap sheet including kidnapping, false imprisonment, burglary and drug offfense. following his many arrests, immigration authorities unsuccessfully sought information about his release on six separate occassions says the chief. eddie garcia/chief of police "...he is currently on probation for the possession of methamphetamine, false imprisonment and burglary. unfortunately ice had placed detainers on this individual six separate times, twice in los angeles andfour times in the county of santa clara..." rob fladeboe/san jose "......carranza is being held without bail and is scheduled to be araigned on thursday. in san jose rob fladeboe kron4news... (ken) in the south bay
tonight -- we know the names and ages of two children killed by their mother in a murder-suicide last week. the santa clara county medical examiner's office identified them as four-year-old chuck nguyen and seven-year-old eric nguyen. investigators identified their mother earlier this week as 43- year-old uyen thi phung tran. police say -- they found tran and the two children dead at their san jose home last wednesday. officers later determined the case to be a murder-suicide. (terisa) police in the east bay are trying to find a gunman who opened fire on highway 24. a man was shot several times while he was driving. kron4's haaziq madyun reports. an early morning drive on highway 24 when suddenly a car pulls up on the driver's side and someone pulls out a gun and opens firesotit happened tuesday a 20-year-old male driving a white nissan sentra was approaching highway 13.
california highway patrol officer herman bosa describes what happened nextsotthe shooting victim managed to transition onto southbound highway 13 where he pulled over and called police. he told investigators that he got a good look at the man firing the gun but didn't recognize himsot the victim was taken to a local hospital for his injuries. officials with the chp are asking for anyone traveling on westbound highway 24 this morning who may have saw something around the time the shooting occurred to give them a call. this is the fourth freeway shooting in oakland in 2019...in oakland haaziq madyun kron4news a live look outside right
now... as we get our first look at the four zone forecast with chief meteorologist lawrence karnow. lawrence karnow: it was a windy day for much of the bay area. highs were in the 50s and 60s but felt cooler with the wind. a weak cold front passed through today bringing a few clouds and gusty winds. winds will decrease tonight under mostly clear skies. you can still see a few showers passing through the state with snow over the sierra. high pressure will take over now for the rest of the week. in fact some temperatures could reach the low 70s by the weekend. tomorrow will be mostly sunny and breezy near the coast. highs will be in the 50s and 60s.
(ken) coming up... house speaker nancy pelosi says a new bill aimed at protecting dreamers... is not a political issue... but an american one. (terisa)plus an arrest at a sonoma county school... after police say students were subjected to a "fight club" like atmosphere... details ahead (ken) and after the break. an emotional appeal from an oakland city councilwoman.. . speaking for the first time since her son was killed in a robbery attempt.
i was victor's mom, but victor was not lynette's son. he was a son of the village, a global village of people who loved him (terisa) oakland city councilwoman speaking for the first time about her murdered son today. (ken) victor mcelhaney was shot and killed during an apparent robbery attempt last weekend in los angeles. grant lodes joins us now in studio with more. (grant) victor mcelhaney
was a music student at u=s=c... a likable prodigy u=s=c... a likable prodigy who could keep a drum beat before he could talk... and more recenntly someone who used music to bring people together. today the together. today the campus was the scene of a highly emotional news conference.... as those who knew him best described him as kind, authentic, and courageous. victor was my sunshine ... mmm ... mmm ... and i pray like every momma, don't take my sunshine awaylynette gibson mcelheney and her husband clarence heard u=s=c faculty members praise her son and their own bravery,it takes tremendous courage to do this ... just hours after a parent's most horrific event. victor was described as a brilliant musician and wonderful human being.and i can't thank you enough for bringing him into this world ... i can't look at you. he looks exactly like you (breaks down)he would have turned 22 next month.(friend) he did not
deserve this. we should not be here right nowvictor mcelheney went with a group of friends to a market a few blocks from campus last saturday night (cop) they had left the market when they were confronted by three individuals. apparently it was a robbery attempt by those individuals and unfortunately one of those individuals shot victor.. clarence mcelheney appealed for information on his son's murdersilence is worse than the bullet that killed our son. (grant) city police records reveal the university park neighborhood southwest of downtown l=a recorded 93 violent incidents in six months.that's an average of two a day.usc instituted a safety zone around thecaexchang ago ... but victor mceleheney was killed outside that was killed mceleheney but victor years ago ... student a few exchangre a chinese the murder of campus after around the a safety zone usc instituted two a day.average of that's an months.incidents in six violent recorded 93 downtown l=a southwest of neighborhood university park reveal the records city police (grant) (grant) city police records reveal the
university park neighborhood southwest of downtown l=a recorded 93 violent incidents in six months.that's an average of two a day.usc instituted a safety zone around the campus after the murder of a chinese exchangre student a few years ago ... but victor mceleheney was killed outside that area. (ken)(ken) house democrats have introduced a new bill aimed at providing a pathway to citizenship for more than one million undocumented immigrants in the u-s. it's called the "dream and promise act", and was unveiled by house speaker nancy pelosi and others at a news conference today. supporters say the bill, if passed, would provide a greater sense of security to those undocumented immigrants whose fate has been tied up by the courts. the measure would give undocumented immigrants who came to the u-s as children permanent resident status for 10 years, as well as cancel removal proceedings if certain requirements are
met. it would also give immigrants with temporary protected status the opportunity to gain lawful permanent resident status. the bill will likely face an uphill battle to become law. president trump and republican leaders in the senate have been critical of such programs in the past. (terisa)'empire' actor jussie smollett (smu -llet) appeared in a chicago courtroom today. the 36-year old reported to police in january that he had been targeted in a racist and homophobic attack that ended with a noose around his neck. he was later indicted on 16 felony counts of disorderly conduct after police said he paid two brothers who he knew, to stage the attack.they were initially detained in the incident but later released without charges.a judge ruled
cameras will be allowed in the courtroom for smollett's next hearing on thursday. let's take a look outside right now... chief meteorologist lawrence karnow joins us now with the four zone forecast. lawrence karnow: it was a windy day for much of the bay area. highs were in the 50s and 60s but felt cooler with the wind. a weak cold front passed through today bringing a few clouds and gusty winds. winds will decrease tonight under mostly clear skies. you can still see a few showers passing through the state with snow over the sierra. high pressure will take over now for the rest of the week. in fact some temperatures could reach the low 70s by the weekend. tomorrow will be mostly sunny and breezy near the coast. highs will be in the 50s and 60s.
(ken)coming up tonight at 6:45...two of the people killed in an ethiopian airlines crash on sunday... were brothers from northern california.we'll hear their stories as the city of redding tries to come to grips with yet another tragedy. (terisa) plus after the break... a disturbing tragedy. 60s.the 50s and highs will be in the 50s and 60s.
(ken)coming up tonight at 6:45...two of the people killed in an ethiopian airlines crash on sunday... were brothers from shasta county.we'll hear their stories as the city of redding tries to come to grips with yet another tragedy. (terisa) plus after the break... a disturbing allegation in the north bay... a fight club in a special education classroom. the consequences the teacher is now facing. the ross spring dress event is here-finally!
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(terisa)coming up next at 6:30 we continue our coverage of the nationwide college admissions scam. including two of the high profile celebrities involved... and reaction from stanford ... where a ánow former sailing coach was arrested for his ties to the scandal. still ahead in sports.... the warriors are back on the road to face the houston rockets tomorrow night. mark carpenter has the latest...including a key player that will sit out. (lawrence)and i'm tracking your weeknight forcast... that's just ahead. (terisa) kron 4 is making a major change in the way we bring you the news. we've launched the bay area's only commercial - free 24-hour streaming news service.
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somewhat of a normal college experience... maybe because i didnt have that... you only get one shot at your reputation... if you can slapped with a stigma or something negative it's hard to recover> (ken) felicity huffman... speaking in 20-16 to entertainment tonight about sending her daughters to college... with some remarks that seem remarkably relevant today... (terisa)the hollywood star... along with fellow actress lori loughlin... among dozens of people accused of carrying out a nationwide scheme to help students gain admission to some of the nation's top colleges and universities. (ken) several defendants appeared in federal court today as all the pieces of this elaborate conspiracy come to light. kristen holmes has the latest on this developing story. operation varsity bluesu.s. attorney andrew e. lelling/district of massachusetts: "we are here today to announce charges in the largest college admissions scam ever prosecuted by the department of justice."a massive fbi